WP0 - Go-to-market strategy

The objective of WP0 Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy is to develop a strategic business plan for commercialisation of products and technologies at TRL 9 / CRL 9 within 3 years after completion of the upscaling project.

WP1 - Project Management

The objectives of WP1 are:

  • To ensure that the project reaches its objectives in a given contractual timeframe and budget
  • To ensure strategic and technical coordination, including the coordination of technical verification/pilot activities and material/information flows between pilot sites
  • To manage and monitor project resources (personnel, equipment, consumables, etc.)
  • To perform quality control and risk management
  • To perform project reporting to the EIT Raw Materials
  • To sustain and facilitate regular communication internally and with the EIT Raw Materials

WP2 - Dissemination, Communication and Education

The objectives of WP2 are to:

  • Develop and carry out an effective dissemination plan
  • Develop and carry out an effective communication plan
  • Support the project with suitable education activities

WP3 - Slag production through aluminothermic reduction

The objectives of WP3 are:

  • Through pilot campaigns at Elkem, co-produce Si (suitable for utilisation in Elkems Silgrain production) and slag suitable for HPA production, using secondary raw materials from Norway, with SisAl production technology
  • Deliver of suitable quality, min 250 kg slag to WP4 for production of HPA and min to 250 kg slag to WP5 for CCS application.

WP4 - Hydrometallurgical production of HPA from slag

The objectives of WP4 are:

  • Achieve at least 95% leaching of alumina content from the slag from WP3
  • Precipitation of at least 95% pure ACH from the leach solution
  • Production of at least 4N HPA from the ACH intermediate product

WP5 - HPA processing and testing in battery applications

The objectives of WP5 are:

  • Identify the requirements for alumina powder, with respect to particle morphology and purity, suitable for application in Li-ion battery separators, as well as for coating of the graphite anodes
  • Demonstrate functional separators in laboratory scale Li-ion batteries
  • Demonstrate functional alumina coatings for graphite anodes for Li-ion batteries

WP6 - CO² looping in the SisAl process and the use of SisAl slag for CO² capture

The objectives of WP6 are:

  • Conceptual and executive engineering of (mobile/transportable) unit carrying a 150kg/day CO² calciner DEMO, working at peak temperatures of 900°C, using the same proven design solutions from ZECOMIX and manufacturing team of NEXTOWER
  • Procurement of all materials and assessment of all the production technologies to build the calciner (including lighting/heating system and thermal barriers) and auxiliary systems (storage units, compressors, logic, PLC, etc.)
  • Investigation of the calciner under batch operating conditions in real testing at CALEF (by mean of ENEA facilities) and at partners Elkem, thus demonstrating viability of CO² based looping powered by primary energy from renewables and the DEMO proof of innovative FeCrAl steels in CO² industry

WP7 - Assessment of environmental impacts

The objectives of WP7 are:

  • To map energy and mass balances of sub-processes and main products developed in SisAl Slag Valorization as a basis for environmental and economic performance
  • To establish an environmental assessment of all sub processes, HPA products and technologies in SisAl Slag Valorization
  • To benchmark SisAl outputs against existing technologies, supply chains and products